The Elyton Hotel sits in the heart of Birmingham, AL and in one of the city’s most famous buildings. Centrally located to Birmingham’s best restaurants and attractions, the Elyton is the perfect place to host a wedding.
If you’re considering this venue for your big day, here are some essential things that will sure to sway your vote for the Elyton Hotel.
The Elyton Hotel offers a customizable wedding experience. The staff can plan outings in the city for the wedding party or send room service to wedding party members after the big day. The hotel has a small team, so they can cater to your needs and provide one-on-one attention.
The Elyton has a few wedding spaces that you can customize to make your own. For example, the 16th floor has a 4,000-square-foot space – called the Empire Ballroom – that can accommodate 80 guests.
The neutral color palette allows you to make the space your own. Towering windows let in plenty of natural light for beautiful, dramatic wedding photos.
There’s also the rooftop bar, called Moon Shine. The bar is great for small, intimate weddings or cocktail hour. The space has breathtaking views of Birmingham and is a cozy space for guests.
The Elyton has amazing catering options. But what if you want something special that’s not on the menu? No problem! The catering staff is happy to make just about anything you want, from biscuit bars to jambalaya. The hotel’s catering services include:
They also have servers on staff, and you can schedule tastings. What makes this feature so great is that you don’t have to find an outside vendor for catering!
Before it became an upscale wedding venue, the building that houses the Elyton Hotel was once the Empire Building. Built in 1909, the hotel underwent a serious renovation before opening as the Elyton. The 16-story hotel sits on the corner of 1st Ave North and 20th Street – also known as the “heaviest corner on earth.”
And here’s the cool thing about this hotel – every room is different. The unique rooms add to the charm and the beauty of this gorgeous hotel. These gorgeous rooms make for the perfect getting ready spot for you and your bridesmaids on the morning of your wedding. In addition, the stunning marble featured in the lobby of the hotel offer a unique opportunity for wedding day portraits.
No matter what kind of bar you want, the Elyton has you covered. They can do open bar, limited bar or cash bar. They also have bartenders and can serve:
The Elyton Hotel is gorgeous and has a dramatic backdrop for your wedding photos. The molded terracotta and elaborate carvings along the curved windows make this building Instaworthy on its own.
The interior is just as impressive, with its striking marble staircase and exquisite furniture.
The Elyton has more than 100 standard guest rooms and 6 suites for your out-of-town guests or wedding party. If you’re hosting your wedding at the hotel, guests can just head back to their room after the celebration.
The Elyton is an excellent option for smaller, intimate weddings. But even if it’s too small to be your wedding venue, it’s still a great option for:
The Elyton’s central location makes it perfect for weddings in downtown Birmingham, whether it’s your main venue or just a place to stop off in between.
In short, the Elyton Hotel is a gorgeous wedding venue or just a great place to accommodate your wedding guests. Both the interior and exterior are excellent for taking stunning wedding photos. Each room has its own unique flair and is the perfect backdrop for your photos. Don’t forget the rooftop bar where you can take wedding photos that are out of this world.
I would be honored to be your very own wedding photographer. Let’s chat about your big day and how I can capture every magical moment of the day.
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